A great fortune is a great slavery.
Seneca (4 BC - 65 AD)
Contributed by: Zaady
There is no easy way from the earth to the stars. -Non est ad astra mollis e terris via
Source: Hercules Furens, 437
There has not been any great talent without an element of madness. -Nullum magnum ingenium sine mixtura dementiae fuit
Source: De tranquillitate animi, XVII.10
A giant will keep his size even though he will have stood in a well. -Colossus magnitudinem suam servabit etiam si steterit in puteo
The evil which assails us is not in the localities we inhabit but in ourselves.
Source: Moral Essays, "De Tranquillitate Animi" (On Tranquility of Mind)
The road be precepts is tedious, by example short and efficacious.
Source: On Travel as a Cure for Discontent
I do not distinguish by the eye, but by the mind, which is the proper judge of the man.
Source: On a Happy Life (L'Estrange's Abstract), chap. i.
It is with life as with a play-it matters not how long the action is spun out, but how good the acting is.
He who decides a case without hearing the other side . . . though he decides justly, cannot be considered just.
The mind that is anxious about the future is miserable.
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